Coeclerici Logistics, the logistics division of Coeclerici Group, bulk material transshipment company, has a history of more than 40 years in this specific field. The year 2015 will mark an important goal for the whole Coeclerici Group which will celebrate its 120th anniversary, over a century of success in various business industries, from trading to shipping, from mining to logistics, writes Capt. Giordano Scotto d’Aniello, Head of Commercial Department.
Even during this tough period for dry bulk commodities market, Coeclerici Logistics Division (CC) has been able to maintain and grow its position in the transshipper industry, ensuring for its clients reliable service and performance.
In order to maintain its brand-new fleet, CC decided in 2014 to sell one of its older Floating Storage & Transfer Stations, Bulk Wayuu`, operating from 1998 in Maracaibo Lake,Venezuela, loading coal from barges to ocean-going vessels (OGVs).
During her long career, BulkWayuu` handled more than 71mt (million tonnes), loading about 1,600 vessels at an average rate of 50,000 metric tonnes per day.
In early 2015, CC also sold the FTS Bulk Kremi 1, employed since 2000 in Black Sea to support the logistic of various steel mills and shippers operators, and the self-propelled FTS Bulk Irony, in operation since 2002, that handled more than 5.5mt of coal and iron ore in lightening operations in Italy.
Indonesia is confirmed to be one of the most important countries for the Coeclerici logistics business, where five Floating Transfer Stations are working in the Kalimantan area, receiving coal from barges and loading OGVs with best net loading rates – over 50,000 metric tonnes per day. During 2014, all of them handled a total of 17mt of coal.
Another important demonstration of the success of Coeclerici Logistics’ operations in the country, is the achievement of the 50mt handled with its Bulk Pioneer, working for Kaltima Prima Coal from September 2005.
In order to improve the range of services to its customers, CC, with the support of its internal technical department, improved the loading equipment on board FTS Bulk Celebes to be able to perform blending operations, which permit to mix homogeneously two different grades of material up to 20–80%.